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Mar 28, 2013 3:00pm PDT
make changes so this doesn't happen again in the future. >> the parents of three other young newtown victims were at the white house today. the president was himself flanked by mothers all of whom had lost children to gun violence. >> tears aren't enough expressions of sympathy aren't enough. speeches aren't enough. we've cried enough, we've known enough heartbreak. what we're proposing is not radical, it's not taking away anybody's gun rights, it's something that if we are serious, we will do. now is the time to that you were heartbreak into something real. >> the president called for congress to pass background checks which has the support of 91% of americans. that will be introduced at part of the senate's gun safety package. senate republicans went on the offensive, saying offensive things. they accused the president of politicizing it. mike lee said: >> lee, who sits on the senate judiciary committee, warned that he would filibuster any legislation against any legislation to expand background checks or ban high-capacity magazines and assault weapons. you know, the kind of legisl
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Mar 11, 2013 3:00pm PDT
a change of seasons, it probably won't change the game. within the republican party, things are getting down right frosty, lindsey graham is going after jeb bush for his refusal to support path to citizenship. yesterday bush tried to make amended. >> i talked to senator graham and he said that we're in sync on this, caused on our proposal in the book that clint and i wrote; that the objectives are the same. >> michael: the riff between bush and graham is one example of the cracks starting to show in the republican ice. graham himself is facing a primary challenge to his seat from the founder of the conservative gay group go proud. and center mccain had challenging moment of his own, after he blasted rand paul last week. he today got stuck on an elevator with him. that 30-second ride probably felt more like a 13-hour filibuster. and finally we get to the spring freeze the end of gun safety legislation that was just beginning to bloom. gun safety advocates are still pushing for closing the gun show loophole, but it has been 87 days since newtown and 2,590 people have been killed b
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Feb 28, 2013 5:00pm PST
seen a change in d.c. since you left office? >> well, when i ran for office the first time in 1978, my primary and general election campaigns cost $26 million. jon corzine won in 2000 which was over a decade ago, spent $63 million. >> john: that was just the buffet. >> much of it his own. >> john: i guess citizens united united is assigned the culpability in this. but it seems like it was going on to a great -- >> oh, yeah, citizens united just turbocharged what was the problem. that $318 million i'm talking about from the finance industry didn't come because of citizens united. citizens united is super paced. these are institutions that make contributions through their own pacs and individuals and money and then visit a congressman or senator and talk about an issue. from my standpoint lobbyists are often very helpful. they bring information. you have to break the link between the lobbyist and money. and so let them off of their advice make their arguments but then an hour later, don't go down to the back room of the bar and get $10,000 check from 20 of them who are giving. >> dri
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Mar 13, 2013 4:00pm PDT
change things completely, totally different conversation. girls on hbo racy, sexy, did it go too far and what does it tell us about modern day relationships with guys and girls and did it go too far in a relationship. interesting conversation. >> get on all fours. >> and what? >> get on all fours. people with sore throats have something new to say. ahh ! mmm ! ahh ! finally, there's cepacol sensations. serious sore throat medicine seriously great taste. plus the medicine lasts long after the lozenge is gone. ahh ! mmm ! cepacol sensations. a closer shave in a single stroke for less irritation, even on sensitive skin. ♪ ♪ gillette mach3 sensitive. gillette. the best a man can get. >> cenk: all right, we're back on "the young turks." we're paneling it up right here. ben mankiewicz joins us legendary movie and tv crittingic since we're talking about a tv show. ana kasparian and of course, right, hermela aregawi. jayar jackson everybody is an alleged. ana, you got this story. what's happening? >> with the hbo series "girls" has been the top of discussion among many critics partly
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Mar 29, 2013 3:00am PDT
: that has changed. it is neck and neck. dan has 49 points. you and i are tied at 48 points. >> bill: whoa! >> the difference is that you and i both pick indiana, and indiana lost to syracuse last night. >> that's who the president picked to win it all. the president's bracket is busted. he said before it was busted and it wasn't. >> bill: syracuse. >> beat indiana last night. i got destroyed by syracuse last night. they beat them up. ohio state advance last night. syracuse advanced. miami also lost, who i had in the final game. >> bill: you did? i had the final. no. i had the florida state, florida? right? >> peter: no. you had indiana and you had miami. you had miami advancingly. you picked the ohio game. >> bill: right. >> peter: and i picked the ohio state game correctly. but then ohio state and syracuse. >> bill: the team from ithaca. >> nothing to do with syracuse. please don't compare the two. >>> syracuse in the final four. so, you know dan is still alive >> bill: how much money do i get? >> what i want to know. >> you still have louisville, ohio state and florida and they pl
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Mar 5, 2013 3:00pm PST
now so no change there. right now the opposition, which has been fractured and splintered since 19 8 98 is trying to regroup and bring in chavez's hand-picked successor. right now in venezuela the status is as natural, but everyone is trying to clamor for power at the moment. >> michael: you think this chavezism or the chavezimo, as they say will continue on even though he has been ill. >> well, he has not been leader, and they've continued on the same path. basically a more boring version of hugo chavez, no charisma but same language. he's accusing the obama administration trying to prevent a coup in caracas. by the way we told you earlier today that the empire up north is attempting a coup so it's the exact same tactic as 1998. >> michael: let's talk about what it will do with his relations with the united states. are they likely to change? >> not really. again, all we have to do is look at earlier today when he was throwing down the gauntlet saying medora was throwing down the gauntlet and saying the empire and they ridiculed obama and it basically changed nothing. the oil exports
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Mar 13, 2013 5:00pm PDT
includes those same cuts. what it does is reinforce the notion. republicans desperately need to change the brand. what this does is allow democrats to say--you don't even need to know the details of this program. just know that the republican party you voted against, that's the republican party of today. they have not changed one bit and the paul ryan budget hasn't either. >> john: they seem to agree they need to change their brand but they can't come to agreement what that would look like. what about the g.o.p. moving on issues immigration, gun control, do you see any chance of compromise on any of these issues? >> i see very, very little chance. to me for they are retrenching. they just cut a bill to only use the filibuster under extraordinary situation yet they use it on every nominee obama puts up. this is a republican party incapable of reforming themselves. they don't like evolution in reality or in any sense of the world. they're not going to evolve. the only way they're going to change in 2014 the american public gets tired of it and votes them out in bigger numbers. the americ
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Mar 1, 2013 3:00am PST
some kind of change in legislation which we are not going to set because the senate isn't meeting today. all of that will have to be done before 11:59 tonight. >> the senate took up the two measures the republicans and democratic version yesterday and both of them neither one of them passed. >> right. >> the house is out. what's the purpose of this meeting? >> good question. these cuts are going to stay. as president obama has said in recent days, they are going to be -- it's 85 billion over seven months. these things will come in line over the next several days, weeks and months and it will be a while before people will feel it. so no one really knows how this is going to play out politically or how people are going to react to it. if i were in that meeting, that's one of the things i would try to assess is: how is this going to play out in the days ahead? how are people going to react? and how should i react to that? >> i guess for both sides, we know this is serious. we are dealing with it on the very first day. >> exactly. one thing you have to remember, bill, is the continuing reso
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Mar 28, 2013 3:00am PDT
going to change what the bible says but i'm going to say the most important -- >> bill: but the bible doesn't say homosexuality is a sin. i think your christianity is skewed. i don't think you understand. read "god believes in love" and he's not going to shut down love just because it's two gay people. mike is wrong. >> announcer: this is the "bill press show." guys that do reverse mortgage commercials? those types are coming on to me all the time now. (vo) she gets the comedians laughing and the thinkers thinking. >>ok, so there's wiggle room in the ten commandments, that's what you're saying. you would rather deal with ahmadinejad than me. >>absolutely. >> and so would mitt romney. (vo) she's joy behar. >>and the best part is that current will let me say anything. what the hell were they thinking? >> announcer: chatting with you live at current.com/billpress. this is the "bill press show" live on your radio and on current tv. >> bill: this is thursday, march 28. the "full court press" coming to you live from our studio on capitol hill in washington, d.c. just seven blocks from the u
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Mar 14, 2013 3:00pm PDT
moment that's exactly the wrong place to expect a change in the republican party. remember the base is still mostly whiter, mostly older and mostly very conservative. neither people who have no real interests in adopting the kind of views necessary to move to the middle and maybe to win more votes. right now i think the republican reform project ought to be concentrated on elites in politicians. if you take a step back and look at what the democrats said after the 1988 election, in 1988 michael do you dukakis loses big time to bush, and they led the charge to moderate the democratic party and bring it back to center and win elections. right now for the g.o.p. they have to take the same approach. more on that, did the base do itself any favors? >> i don't think they did itself any flavors. favors at all. with the christie exclusion mcdonnell exclusion is puzzling. christie is not a liberal. they hold similar views on marriage, labor, they're the same politicians that republicans should want. men who can win in blue or purple states using a moderate techno cratic mention and has the p
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Mar 25, 2013 3:00am PDT
his trip to the middle east ready to tackle gun safety and climate change and immigration reform. meanwhile, everybody here in washington, d.c. getting ready for the supreme court will be holding a hearing, arguments on tuesday and wednesday on the issue of marriage equality. claire mccaskill yesterday became the latest senator to come out in support of same-sex marriage and karl rove says he can imagine a republican candidate for president who the endorses same-sex marriage. michael bloomberg yesterday pledged to spend $12 million of his own money for backing candidates who support gun control across the country. wayne lapierre from the nra says he is insane. look who is talking about being insane. all of that and more on current tv. bp. >> broadcasting across the nation, on your radio, and on current tv this is "the bill press show." >> bill: winter is over. spring is here. so now it's snowing in washington, d.c. what the hell is going on? what do you say? hello, everybody. great to see you this monday morning, this monday november -- november? where did that come from? >> feel
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Mar 15, 2013 6:00am PDT
ten years. the money would come from royalties from offshore drilling. rob portman has changed his stance on same-sex marriage because his son is gay. he said his son will came out to him back in 2011 and then he realized he wanted his son to have the same opportunities as everyone else. senator portman was a potential date for romney last year. he was a sponsor of the 1996 defense of marriage act. he now says that voters in each state should have the right to approve same-sex marriage should they so choose. and mitt romney is speaking at cpac today which has plenty of allies and conservative activists wondering why. they wonder what he could possibly say that would have any impact or be of any interest. we're back after the break. stay with us. ♪ going to do the young turks. i think the number one thing that viewers like about the young turks is that we're honest. they know that i'm not bs'ing them with some hidden agenda, actually supporting one party or the other. when the democrats are wrong, they know that i'm going to be the first one to call them out. they can question whe
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Mar 28, 2013 6:00am PDT
you live anywhere else getting rid of doma doesn't really change anything for you other than you can move somewhere else and have the feds recognize your marriage but not where you live. >> stephanie: yeah. and some of this stuff. prop 8 lawyer basically concedes gay marriage will lose in the long run. i lose patience with the argument this is too much equality, too fast. >> in a way. that's for congress is to decide. the court should be sticking to the constitution. when you here people say they may not want to move too fast because look at roe v. wade. and i said the job of a supreme court jurist is to decide whether or not something is constitution, not whether or not people are ready for it be a constitutional. >> stephanie: yeah. it does beg the question if there's no standing, that argument, why did they take the case in the first place if they are not sure they should be ruling on it. >> you only need four of the justices to take a case and you need five to rule on it. so it could be the conservatives who wanted to take the case but leaving a number of the other justices who d
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Mar 28, 2013 5:00pm PDT
. >> john: gay marriage laws may change but as long as some congressmen still have easy access to assault weapons america is always going to have a sense of continuity. president obama calls out the 10% of the population who oppose background checks but fox viewers don't know he did that as fox spent that time broadcasting an anti-obama economic story before cutting to a fred thompson commercial for reverse mortgages. >>> and the sequester is sequestering the poor from the idea of fairness in america. but now it may be backfiring often the very republicans who who led the tax increase. well played, boehner. today is the birthday of edwin muskie. happy birthday to sheryl james of salt-n-pepa. tomorrow is good friday. hopefully my jokes will be funny three days from now if my jokes die. welcome. this is "viewpoint." >> john: good evening. i'm john fuglesang. this is "viewpoint." thank you so much for joining us tonight. an outraged president obama stood before the families of gun violence victims at the white house today and demanded congress enact gun control legislation in the wake of the
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Mar 12, 2013 3:00am PDT
really see change happen. (vo)if recent history is any indication, it seems impossible to predict exactly what kind of change we can expect. [ ♪ theme ♪ ] >> bill: hey, good morning everybody. great to see you this morning. it is the -- it's tuesday match 12th first of all. this is the "full court press." we're coming to you live coast to coast from our studio in capitol hill in washington d.c. and booming out to you all across this great land of ours on current tv. on what's going to turn out to be a very busy day here in our nation's capital and around the globe. in rome, of course, five hours from now the cardinals will cast their first votes to elect the new pope. here in washington, d.c., president obama begins the first of four days of salesmanship to try to get a balanced approach to fixing our budget problems. he will come up to capitol hill today, just down the street from our studio, to meet with senate democrats. tomorrow, he will be back up on capitol hill to meet with senate republicans. he's got a big sales job to do there. meanwhile, paul ryan is releasing the 2014 budg
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Mar 5, 2013 6:00am PST
got your number ♪ ♪ i need to make you mine ♪ >> announcer: stephanie miller. don't change your number ♪ >> stephanie: it is the "stephanie miller show." welcome to it. twenty-four minutes after the hour. 1-800-steph-1-2. kathleen madigan you enjoy viking violence in >> yeah, old school all of a sudden you are standing there, and there is a spear in your head for no reason. that's the type of shows i tape. i love doomsday tapers. >> oh god. >> they say i'm at costco right now stalking up. they are married. oh, my god. i can't believe the extremes -- where is the money coming from? i so many questions? >> stephanie: only god knows the exact level of your crazy. all right. let's see diane in tennessee you are on with kathleen. hi, diane, welcome. >> caller: thank you. i just wanted to say i discovered chattoe chocolate. i just put it in a glass and walk around with mommy's chocolate milk all day. >> chocolate wine? you could have a chocolate lecure -- >> isn't there chocolate vodka. >> stephanie: yes. >> how about coffee vodka. >> they make that. >> it's espresso vodka. >> my fr
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Mar 5, 2013 4:00pm PST
bergen county. it was the bergen record. has that changed? >> you can still call me that. >> that's fine. herb, how is this affecting the senator back home? what kind of press is he getting around this? it is starting to seem he is really a victim here. >> well, we should be clear that the prostitution allegations came out in november on the daily caller, and were not really covered by the mainstream media until a major menendez contributor, the guy who owned the private plane that menendez flew to the dominican republic with his office was raided by the f.b.i. that's when the story broke into the mainstream and with it the prostitution angle. he still faces an investigation over those flights. he took two flights in a private jet, didn't pay for them until january after an ethics complaint was filed. while the prostitution piece may have been, you know, the sizzle that got a lot of the television excited about it, it was not the more, you know, he was not really being investigated by the ethics committee for sleeping with a prostitute. >> yeah, i understand that, and you know, he did pa
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Mar 5, 2013 3:00am PST
cattle industry but you know, american addiction to hamburgers isn't going to change any time soon. but we can help horses. we can stop them from being treated cruelly on their way to slaughter. >> peter: i agree with you on that point. i absolutely agree with you. we can still eat them. you say horses aren't raised for meat. that's not exactly true. they are raised for meat in other countries. let's go to chad in salt lake city. welcome to the "bill press show." >> caller: thanks for having me. >> peter: thanks for calling in. what's up? >> i have no problem eating horse. i'm sure i've eaten it many times. i know it is in a lot of foods. this is horse country northern utah southern idaho. it's a great animal. i eat a lot of seafood. everybody complains about eating tuna swordfish what not. but horse is better for you. just like buffalo. >> peter: good point. i think we have time for matt in houston, texas. you have 30 seconds. >> caller: yeah, i'm not going to get into the cruelty part of it or anything because you know, i do understand it is a custom in other countries and people eat
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Mar 19, 2013 4:00pm PDT
just red state americans hoping that everybody thinks like us. we have to change that mindset bring conservatism to different people and bring different solutions to the diversity of america, not just what we're used to or comfortable with. cenk: interesting stats on elections from 1968 to today from 1968 to 1988, republicans had a great run, part of this in southern strategy and won five out of six of the presidential elections. from 1992 to 2012, they lost four out of six elections and lost electoral votes significantly. as you look at that and see this party that just simply by their own admission have tremendous difficulty reaching out to minors gays, women to the young, you look at those numbers, do they have any hope? >> i think the reason that they've been lose ago lot is they've sort of lost their thumb on the pulse of the culture. in the 1980's, there was sort of that reagan culture since then, they've lost their way and haven't reached out to try to appeal to young people at all. one thing in this autopsy, they acknowledged that they're terrible at reaching out to gays. th
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Mar 14, 2013 5:00pm PDT
of my mind, but to drastically cut change, cut programs. that's what they really want to do, but they now they can couch it in the we must reduce the deficit terms and that a lot of people will fall for it. you're correct in the premise of your question, it's correct. the deficit has gone down to $845 billion. that's still a high def sit but its falling pretty fast. if the economy keeps going at this clip, 250,000 private sector jobs a month, who knows. >> john: and economists claim the stimulus saved the economy. sir, have we reached a point where the best deal for our country may be no deal at all? >> well, a lot of people have said this going way back, going back to when this budget control act was passed in 2011, which is the act that led to the sequestration. yeah, this is an entirely possible outcome that no deal is the best deal. i just don't see what is going to make the republicans move on tax revenues. i didn't see anything in ryan's new budget that suggested this was possible. he wants to cut taxes even further, especially for rich people, of course. the democratic proposal
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Mar 21, 2013 3:00am PDT
or not they need to change their position or just market themselves better and not have mitt romney out there making comments about the 47%. and it gets back to the idea that people say the republican party rests on those three legs of economic conservatism social conservatism and a strong foreign policy. rand paul says a lot of these things should be left up to the states in terms of stuff like gay marriage and abortion and to the foreign policy conservatism because he has that isolationist streak running through them. but you can see rubio and rand paul also working together in some way particularly on immigration. >> bill: uh-huh. and rand paul stepping up to the plate on immigration this week. they hired some consultants to do a little analysis of what went wrong in 2012. they released it this week, 98-page report. what does it tell us? >> it is very much the idea of how republican elites would like the party to move forward. it is something that really -- it upsets different parts of the grassroots because some of the proposals -- for example, it said they should rely more on p
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Mar 12, 2013 6:00am PDT
their workplace now, and that's not going to change -- >> is monkeys flying out of your butt part of obamacare? >> yes. and then a company -- it is a complicated law because we're talking about the health care system and there's provisions in place to make all of this make sense. >> stephanie: right. >> so you are going to shove your workers out into the exchange, shouldn't you be required to contribute to that. >> stephanie: all right. money. on this -- because with those cheekbones everybody thinks you need a snack. >> for the record i eat. >> stephanie: i have seen it. okay. he said it dramatically increases the demand for health care. 30 million americans getting health care kind of through a medicaid-type process while it reduces the supply, that's an economic disaster. you're reducing supply increasing demand that doesn't lower the cost serve. it increases the cost curve. >> you know how he is scooter store was ripping off medicare? that's the $716 billion. that's the kind of stuff that we're getting rid of. people should be in favor of that, not against it. it's waste. it's
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Mar 13, 2013 3:00pm PDT
have more power to change the town and i intend to use it. >> robb: there is no problem. jeff crocket can move. he can be in a diversified community. >> christof: but you aren't going anywhere. >> robb: oh, we're not going anywhere. i mean we are too well established. we were established before they moved here and we will be established after they are laying cold in the grave. bloc >> michael: coming up tonight, progressives are hoping the new hope will bring the catholic church into the 21st century on issues ranging from gay marriage to contraception to women's rights. their message, lighten up francis. i'm michael shure, and you are in "the war room." [♪ theme music ♪] >> michael: [ speaking foreign ] it took two days and five rounds of voting but the catholic church finally has a new pope and they have the white smoke to prove it. [ cheers ] >> michael: so without further adieu, i introduce you to pope francis. he is the first pope from the americas. he's aragain tinnian and the first josowit pope. more than 40% of catholics live in latin america. he focuses on social justice
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Mar 18, 2013 3:00am PDT
son that way? he decided in the and went on cnn and admitted he changed his mind. >> i'm announcing today a change of heart on a issue that a lot of people feel strongly about. it has to do with gay couple's right to marry. and i have taken a position against gay marry, rooted in part in my faith and my faith tradition. my son came to my wife and i and told us that he was gay, and that it was not a choice. >> bill: and he said given all of my years of being on the other side of this issue that really caused me to take another look at it. >> and that launched an interesting process for me, which was rethinking my position, talking with religious leaders and in the end changing my position on the issue. now believe that people ought to have the right to get married. >> bill: so he has done a total 180. now this is rob portman alone. he doesn't speak for the republican party or any other politician from ohio. >> rob is a great friend and long-time ally and i appear he has decided to change his view on this, but i believe that marriage is a union of a man and a woman. >> stephanie: so t
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Mar 21, 2013 4:00pm PDT
will not take risks unless the people push them. you must create the change that you want to see. michael: he fights the sodas the obesities now the u.s. senate, mayor bloomberg in new york. >> in the end that congress has to decide is is it politically popular or whether the hard thing is the right thing to do. michael: and this jodie arias trial of which i've heard very little is literally turning the legal community on its head. >> soon after the investigator walked out the door, jodie walks to the wall and does a head stand. actually, it's yoga pose. michael: it's chenk uygur's birthday. it is go time. ♪ theme ♪ michael: in a trip tole middle east that was marked by a lot of people saying why is he going there's no peace plan, no triangulated talks arranged, but the president made a really good speech getting tails and function wagging in the middle east. he spoke to israeli students today. there's your president, barack obama. >> you have the opportunity to be the generation that permanently procures. >> the speech was build as the centerpiece to the trip to the middle e
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Mar 18, 2013 3:00pm PDT
that could change the primary process. his brief moment of clarity was greeted by furious backlash from inside the party. michael steele tore into prebus and said he is the problem not the party or the primary process. >> i won and he didn't. he laid down a ground game national 50-state strategy. we just went out and did the heavy work of rebuilding the party coming off of massive losses in 2006 and 2008. >> michael: joining me now for more is david shuster. welcome back inside "the war room." >> great to be with you always. >> michael: to the gop wants to salvage their image. how are they going to do it with stuff like to? >> right. that's exactly it. it's not the way that they communication, it's what they are communicating. and as long as the republican party has a tea party that has as much control as opposed to the establishment republicans, and others who may want to moderate the par city little bit, you have this convergence of message where you have the tea party that wants to take the country back in terms of racial inequality, and denying women equal rights and until the
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Mar 26, 2013 5:00pm PDT
children in harm's way and in limbo. this must change. it is unfair. it is just not the american way and this country is ready for it. but i will agree with brian on this. no matter what, there's been so much momentum. no matter what happens with this, get california, that will be the tenth straight in the district of columbia with the marriage equality. 278 of america's largest corporations said it is bad for business to discriminate leading up to the court cases. we saw several senators from rockport, claire mccaskill to mark warner come out and say they're in support. the tide has turned. it is safe for even republicans to come out now. there's no going back so the court might as well take that step and do the right thing today. >> john: i'm glad you mentioned the corporations. we've learned in this age of supermergers, our politicians don't mind when corporations marry corporations, even polygamy. i want to talk about justice scalia's comments on children raised by same-sex couples. of course, he's against gay marriage traditionally because of his catholic background, a follower of j
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Mar 12, 2013 3:00pm PDT
. then he changed it to paths of prosperity. that's the one he stuck with today. well to paraphrase shakespeare a ryan budget by any other name would still smell unsweet. it would eliminate most of obama-care, it would repeal financial regulation, and it would make major cuts to medicare. sounds great. here he is trying to convince americans that they want this tired 'ol lemon of a plan. >> it's a path to prosperity, a responsible balanced budget. we believe we owe the american people a balanced budget. for the third straight year we've delivered. >> michael: congressman, what you owe the american people is respect. they're smart enough to understand that you introduced the exact same budget during the election and you lost. jay carney today said that the president wants to trim medicare but with a scalpel not an axe. and ryan let slip his real plan for medicare system. >> this to us is something that we're not going to give up on because we're not going to give up on destroying the healthcare system for the american people. >> michael: that was bushan it was so man. was it a freudi
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Mar 18, 2013 4:00pm PDT
obama does today. >> the republican party has to change by going forward to the classical and timeless ideas enshrined in our constitution when we understand that power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely. then we'll become the dominant national party again. it's time for us to revive reagan's law. for liberty to expand government should shrink. >> i support guy doubles in an effort to advance opportunity for lgbt americans and all americans. >> michael: see, it's never too soon to talk about this. some of the really k real kooks were on display. here is senator ted cruz talking just about that. >> we did have a certain i am mans describe rand paul and me as wacko birds. i have to admit when rand and i first heard that we thought maybe that was a new kind of drone. but if standing for liberty and standing for the constitution makes you a wacko bird, then count me as a proud wacko bird. >> michael: senator, we have already counted you a wacko bird. you didn't have to ask for our vote. the cpac and sarah palin, when she got up there and said she wished the president would sto
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Mar 14, 2013 4:00pm PDT
principles well, we're going to lose election after election. third, we must embrace the changing demographics of america, not by diluting our principles, but by reaching out to all americans. if there are those in the republican party who cannot subscribe to the principles, let them go their way. >> we should reach out to everybody, but if you don't agree with what i say get! are you sure you're going to reach out to all? >> american way means we don't take hard-earned money from your family's pocket to provide a better standard of living to those who are no willing to work. cenk: yeah! let's reach out except those bums, i don't want them anywhere near us. bold new ideas by the republicans. let's bring in joe williams, the deputy chief of the boston globe's washington bureau. excellent guest on "the young turks." joe, how are you my friend? >> good to see you again cenk. cenk: great to see you. let me give you more fresh ideas. i'm going to play a clip from marco rubio and let's see all the wonderful new ideas they have here. >> what i sense from a lot of people i've talked to is
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opinion polls changing day after day after day, and marginalizing, slowly our opposition seeing state after state coming to the conclusion that it is unfair to treat couples differently just because of their sexual orientation, and it's not in the spirit of this country, which we don't get things right right away all the time, but we move in the right direction. >> john: it's great to see progress taking place in our time, and it came because lbgt americans and their allies got organized and forced the leaders to follow them. brian a lot of court watchers are saying that the liberal block and swing justice kennedy seem ready to strike the act down today? how important is it to get one of the conservative votes? >> i think it is possible, and it should be. because we're talking about a law that disrespects the decisions that states have already made about allowing same-sex couples to marry, and that seems like a rather conservative concept. >> john: exactly. >> it would be great to see one of them come along. whatever the margin might be that we end up getting rid of this really harmfu
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and i think we can change the congress over this issue. i mean, what is killing 87 americans a day? not the debt ceiling? it's gun violence, and it's unrestricted access to guns by criminals and the mentally ill, thanks to the capitol managements and the nras of the world who are arming criminals and -- and controlling our hard-fought democracy. we have got to take your democracy back. there are way more of us than there are of those lunatics in the nra, and their benefactors in the gun industry. but we have to hold our congress people accountable. >> michael: it seems, john noot to sort of douse your flames on this, it seems like they are calling. thanks goodness there is bloomberg to counter these people for the first time. isn't the moment going away now? i know we said that about gabby giffords, and i thought that was going to be the moment and it clearly wasn't, now i thought this was a no-brainer. what has to happen? >> i'm afraid something far worse than newtown. as we get further and further away from newtown, we're seeing even the democrats in the senate shy away from assa
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american citizens on american sail. the issue isn't the technology. the method does not change the law. cenk: is that a sufficient answer andrew? by the way, does it make it that much of a difference if they can execute u.s. citizens abroad. is it any better to execute you when you go to vacation in london, instead of here in the u.s.? >> that's a key a very important point to make, is that i think the fight that rand paul didn't focus on enough is this had is not just about striking on u.s. soil. i think he may be outside of the united states, but it's not just ok when it's outside of the soil. there's american citizens who deserve a trial especially a 16-year-old, the son that associated with no one that happened to be terrorist. effectively, he was saying no, president obama has never used drone strikes on america which is not answering the question, really. it's frustrating, but at the same time, you know... cenk: right now colonel davis the thing that gets me is when people say all the time in defending president obama's drone strikes and use the republican's defense of bush using
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substantially as well. meanwhile, house republicans don't seem too keen on changing that trend. the house voted to fund the government through the end of the fiscal year, which ends september 30th, but left the sequester in place. most republicans voted yes. most democrats no. the bill a give the pentagon flexibility in deciding where to cut but did not touch the $85 billion the sequester will cut from the economy, a cut that could cost three-quarters of a million jobs this year, which would boost both the unemployment rate and income inequality. maybe that's exactly what some members of congress really want. for more let's go to economist and roosevelt institute senior fellow jeff madrick welcome back to the show. >> it's good to see. >> john: it's great to see you although under disconcerting circumstances. fdr's theme song was "happy days are here again." i would like to say with the record set for the dui we would like to say that happy day for most americans but that the knows the case. >> that's not the case yet. it seems more repulsive that this is going on. stocks rising, brokers
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tremendous change and are in the midst of violence and political turmoil. egypt is the cornerstone country in the region for american interest, and kerry is making it clear that the u.s. stands with egypt and changes taking place but this money was appropriated and authorized a year ago is now being released. it was held some time by congress we lated to questions related to egypt's future and politics there. but it is a worthwhile investment. it's the kind of money that if we're going to use money in foreign aid this is where we should be putting it, to make sure we have a relationship with this new government that does meet the needs of the country. >> john: and anybody who cares about egypt's long term strength and stability should care very deeply about the strength of our relationship with egypt. >> we really have a relationship with the cornerstone country for israel ensuring that israel's southern board is secure. they signed a peace treaty more than three decades ago. part of that was to make sure that the u.s. and egypt were tight, and the security relationship we have wit
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electorate. that has not changed for all practical purposes. people now identify themselves as independents because of the iraq war even though they vote for republicans every time, for bush twice voted against obama because of things like this, they still identify them. you're going to find go across the board women's rights, you know choice legislation obamacare, all these things, your number's going to be about 32% to 36% that's the number. that is exactly the number of people who want to repeal obamacare. i guarantee that movement, that group of people has not changed in this time. it's not a new group of people who have suddenly come across. there's an interesting part of it though, and this is what i would like to address to you. 21% want to change obamacare. now the prevailing wisdom in the media, and this is certainly part of the strategy, is that change means they don't like it because they don't like what it does that's new. i think that change number has a wedge of independents who lean republican who want to change it to limit what it can do. i also think there's a
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carnival cruise? >> they ought to change the name >> bill: hello. i see one hand raised. they ought to change the name. i don't know. there is a death wish on it or something, man. somebody put the hoax -- the hex on it. >> peter: also, i don't work in tr, clearly but if you just had a horrible experience on a cruise ship, maybe give them something other than another trip on the traumatizing cruise ship that you just got off of it. >> they are not giving them a trip trip. 50% off. >> bill: half off the next trip. right? and then reimburse them for three days because that's all that was left on the cruise. here is what i want to know, too. so they are like what? 6,000 people on that ship or 4,000? whatever? right? imagine the lines at the restaurant in that port. you say you had to go out to use the toilet. everyone, our restrooms are for guests only. right? >> uh-huh. >> bill: 0, man. >> bill clinton had some fun in new york last night. the former police department attending the big east tournament quarterfinal game t louisville won over villanova. clintonposed for photos and chatted u
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administration who promised you change and gave you none of it. now, when we come back, another injustice, sexual assault cases in the military. well, we got a conviction. didn't matter, because the general let the guy go anyway. >> i question now whether that unit if that man returns to, whether there's any chance a woman sexually assaulted in that unit would ever say a word. >> i've actually never seen he that happen before that a convening authority would everturn a case. coming on to me all the time now. (vo) she gets the comedians laughing and the thinkers thinking. >>ok, so there's wiggle room in the ten commandments, that's what you're saying. you would rather deal with ahmadinejad than me. >>absolutely. >> and so would mitt romney. (vo) she's joy behar. >>and the best part is that current will let me say anything. what the hell were they thinking? cenk: we're back on "the young turks." you know there's been a rash of school assault cases and numbers keep going up in the military. there was a conviction of recently. all right, finally justice. nope, the general presiding decided i don't ca
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. how the climate can change to upset us more. >> we had 80 degrees this weekend. >> stephanie: sorry about that. >> john: i was in asheville hanging out with stephanie's mom all weekend. i was in asheville. that's why i couldn't join you on friday. >> stephanie: yes my mom -- there's too many hippies in asheville. she lives in charlotte. >> john: that's right. everywhere i went -- >> stephanie: oh, dear -- she's in the southern part, the republican part of charlotte. >> john: everywhere i went, i ran into big stephanie fans who loved our big show we did at the asheville civic center. >> stephanie: are you referring to the next one april 13th in chicago which is almost getting to the sold out point again. >> john: holy nonsecter batman! >> stephanie: john fuglesang has hung out with every beatle -- did you at one point hang out with every beatle? >> john: i was only a little kid when john died. >> stephanie: i wasn't sure. john has been a deejay since he was like 4 1/2. >> john: when vh-1 could still spell the word "music". he died before i was playing. i handed a glass of water to ri
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more and more at the republican party. again, yes. but the problem is nothing has changed. when president obama nominated tom perez as labor secretary, accused him of being another hugo chavez. so much for speaking out for mine or at this. the next day reince prebius talked about the opposition of same-sex marriage. so much for reading out. the republican party has shown they may need what's wrong with themselves, but they are not going to change. this is "the bill press show." [ ♪ theme ♪ ] sister -- >> stephanie: well, good morning. what looks different about this studio? we're back from vacation. jacki schechner is here. how many times have we told hal put the newswoman away in the cabinet. make sure there's air holes in there and she has enough lettuce. >> i figured if i just stayed, you would keep me. [ laughter ] >> stephanie: wipe the cobwebs away. >> if i showed up, you couldn't turn me away. >> can i keep her? >> stephanie: exactly. ask your wife, jim but fine. we decided looked so good with hal last week, here we go. jacki schechner live in studio. >> straight from
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power over this town. >> mayor: i think i have more power to change the town and i intend to use it. >> robb: there is no problem. jeff crocket can move. he can be in a diversified community. >> christof: but you aren't going anywhere. >> robb: oh, we're not going anywhere. i mean we are too well established. we were established before they moved here and we will be established after they are laying cold in the grave. [ ♪ theme music ♪ ] >> michael: i'm michael shure. this is "the war room." coming up tonight politicians may not always be smart but at least they're long-winded. [ ♪ music ♪ ] >> michael: in greek mythology a giant boulder up a steep hill. every time he neared the peak of that hill the rock would roll down and they would have to start all over again. americans have been pushing boulders up the hill, specifically capitol hill without success and with failure. with whether on guns, the budget the war on terror, the civil rights we got to keep pushing. thethe heaviest one on the hill is gun safety. despite the outrage of sandy hook tragedy. gun control has face e
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doma and that will have no impact on whether states that don't recognize gay marriages have to change their law. they will not have to change their law -- >> cenk: but the federal government would? >> the federal government would in terms of its recognition, yes. >> cenk: on the federalism argument is it the same as the equal protection argument? >> if the court finds that it has jurisdiction and so it gets to the merits either the federalism merits or the equal protection merits, then yes that would be a ruling that the law -- assuming that there are five justices who agree that the law is unconstitutional for one reason or another. the interesting question would be whether there are five justices who could agree on why the law is underconstitutional. it might be if justice kennedy is only willing to -- to write an opinion that deals with federalism, you might have four justices saying it is unconstitutional because of equal protection one justice saying it is unconstitutional because of federalism so it would be unconstitutional, but it would leave in limbo some of the equal protect
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making texas theirs. if successful thanks to the state's changing democratics, young and latino combined with mobilization efforts it would dramatically change the electoral college map. check this out. texas's 38 electoral votes, along with california's 55, and new york's 29 would mean democrats would have a 122-vote head start. that leaves democrats only 148 votes away from capturing the white house. you could go all over this map you would give the republicans florida and ohio, pennsylvania they are still not getting to the 122. give them states they wouldn't have even won. minnesota, wisconsin michigan. it's a crazy thing that is going on with this map if they are able to get texas. it hasn't stopped my next guest from saying don't mess with texas, because joining us inside "the war room" right now is the battleground texas's founder, jeremy bird. he come us to from washington, d.c., but his heart is really in texas, it seechls. welcome inside "the war room," jeremy. >> thanks for having me. >> michael: have you started saying things like howedy? >> no, i have been spending
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about how this changed the trajectory of your life forever. you realize how even more horrible this is than when you first hear the story, right? >> absolutely. and on that note i think that it has been really difficult watching people sympathize with these rapists, while i can understand that there's a sadness of any child any young person making a mistake so grand that they have ruined their life, but where the sympathy should be is with this poor girl. she is the one that was given the life sentence. and i feel that way as well. i have done so much in my career. i have won awards for acting i have a double platinum album, but people still remember that period. there is a stigma attached to that violence, they really put the victim on trial. >> stephanie: you talk about your birth name was nora and you were called nora horra after this happened. and you said my identity was established. >> i think so. i think rape is -- it is goble. it is absolutely goble. it is a sickness that is -- i think is everywhere. it's in our military. you think about what is going on -- what happened with t
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. >> caller: racism has definitely changed dramatically. >> stephanie: there are still people that call radio shows and say black people are bad tippers. >> caller: i used to deliver pizzas -- >> stephanie: so every black person is a bad tipper -- >> caller: most of them were. some of them were decent. i used to have a different feeling towards blacks than what i do now. i'm very much open-minded now. >> stephanie: clearly you are. clearly you have come a long way chad. [ applause ] >> stephanie: okay. oh i'm a little winded. >> i think we need to hook him up with road flair mary. >> i'm guessing he never delivered any kosher pizzas anywhere. >> stephanie: okay. >> i'm not racist but -- >> stephanie: but. [ laughter ] >> stephanie: can i just say i have traveled with aisha tyler for sexy liberal, and we shared a car service, and i think she gave him a bag of cash. [ buzzer ] >> stephanie: what? chad! >> wow. >> get me my ice tea. >> stephanie: you know i'm opened minded now, i have been to a restaurant -- >> and i want more ice tea. >> stephanie: black people barely eat food with implem
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country looking the same way i'm looking now. but we knew that all of that will change and that new academics against women with him rise in the country in conflict zones and it turned to be the case, like trafficking of iraqi women, and it started immediately after the invasion. other issues like honor killings, which was fought really an iraqi story. >> i think the american media largely failed in telling the american people that iraqi women enjoyed much greater freedom under sadaam hussein than once they were liberated. maggie, you actually fought in iraq before joining iraq veterans against the war. can you explain the transformation you've experienced over the past 10 years? >> yeah, for me, i was 21 years old, 10 years ago waited to go to iraq. i was young and naive and idealistic and i didn't know that fox news wasn't fair and balanced, and you know, so a lot has changed since then. my experience in iraq, meeting iraqi people, seeing iraqi children, you know, and the first initial invasion, i believed we were there doing something good. looking back 10 years later, i can't he
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. >> to be the leader of a world religion in a world that's constantly changing in a church that suffered much over the past years because of difficulties and scandals a government that the church that needs some adjusting at present, you know, that's no secret. so anyone who is going to come into this job knows what's before him on the table. >> bill: needs some adjusting. in other words, the catholic church is in bad shape these days. anyway walking into it will walk into a bloody mess a lot of lawsuits, owing a lot of money. and the sexual abuse -- priest abuse problem, scandal continues. just yesterday, in los angeles the diocese agreed to pay $10 million in fines to four victims of sexual abuse on the part of priests. sot this is not -- this is not over by any means. >> peter: no, not at all. and it's sickening and it's also so perfectly encapsulates what the problem is with the catholic church. as this pageant of excess is going on in the vatican meanwhile, they are paying $10 million to the cover-up and abuse of children. >> bill: all right. so we will get into that this morning as
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. jason rapert -- >> i've heard it pronounced rapert. >> it was changed from ist. >> stephanie: he wants to defund it. including little rock schools on sexually transmitted diseases. arkansas ranks in the top ten for the number of cases of syphilis gonorrhea and chlamydia. why educate kids on stds when you're on top right? >> chlamydia. >> way to go, arkansas on all of that chlamydia. >> chlamydia. >> driving out west toward california, this den of inequity, keep the pedal to the metal. no place to slow down and get a piece. >> stephanie: get a souvenir for me, wouldn't you. arkansas enjoy how much you're going to spend on the court challenges and how much you'll spend on all of the unwanted kids. you're number five in unwanted pregnancies. most especially, enjoy the syphilis. as an addendum, your state ranked number four for incidents of domestic violence but look here, all four of your congressional representatives and one of your senators voted against the violence against women act. you get points for consistency of stephanie. >> i would love that to be a replacement for that word. [
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would agree to changing the programs. what do you think of that particular bargain sir? do social security programs need to be cut? >> the answer is they don't. social security has almost $2 trillion in the bank. it is the largest government fund in the entire world. that's what they've got sitting in the bank and that's what the rest of the government and the american people owe that fund. under current law, social security can pay out out 100% of its benefits for the next 25 years which is probably longer than i'm going to meed it. after that point 85% to 95% of its benefits, a minor tweak like for instance raising the cap on who has to pay social security taxes above the current roughly $100,000 or, for instance, making investment income, either one would make the program solvent forever. the situation is not terribly different with medicare. >> john: does the president mean it when he talks about putting the cuts on the table sir? >> i take no pleasure in saying this. i voted for the president twice. he's the leader of my party but on this regard, the president is wrong. >> jo
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change. >> bill: when i saw the videotape of secretary clinton, and the "washington post" abc poll this morning, is will this impact the supreme court's thinking? it has to. >> it's an amazing -- a prominent republican, you have the republican party saying maybe sometimes down the road we can't fight this forever, hilary -- i mean it's the political environment -- i would be hard to imagine if in june they come back with the ruling on the doma case and prop 8 case and they maintain doma and maintain -- it's just hard to imagine in this environment. there would be such a backlash. the public is so ahead of where these laws were in 2004 and 2008. >> bill: absolutely. 866-55-press if you want to weigh in on this very very significant movement in the direction in support of marriage equality. you mentioned and you referred to the -- we love the phrase autopsy. in that this is what the republicans are calling it the point we have made here several times. it's an unusual choice of a phrase -- if you want -- that you do not perform autopsy on bodies you expect to come back to life. >> the
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